Task::FFIDev - Task bundle for FFI development
$ cpanm Task::FFIDev
This Task bundle is useful for those doing FFI development with FFI::Platypus. Installing it will give you these modules:
Dist::Zilla minting profile for creating FFI::Platypus bindings.
Dist::Zilla plugins useful for FFI
Dist::Zilla plugin for dynamic prereqs. Allows your FFI to use Aliens in fallback mode.
Create interfaces to C structured data.
Find dynamic libraries for use with FFI
Library for writing your own FFI bindings in perl
Platypus type plugin for enumerated types
Platypus type plugin for opaque pointer objects
Library for peeking and poking arbitrary memory locations.
Testing tools for FFI.
The latest versions as of when this Task was released should be installed at minimum, if they are not already installed.
Other prereqs may be added in the future if they are deemed useful for FFI development.
This module does require Perl 5.20 or better currently, because at least some of its prereqs require that version. Note that FFI bindings authored with these tools should work on Perls of at least 5.8.4 or better, so this is just a development requirement.
This Task indirectly requires Alien::FFI. If you do not want to build that from source or do not have internet access where the build is happening, you will want to pre-install libffi. On Debian based systems you can do that with
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get install libffi-dev.
Graham Ollis <email@example.com>
This software is copyright (c) 2021 by Graham Ollis.
This is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the same terms as the Perl 5 programming language system itself.